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dilator

[dī′lād·ər]
(physiology)
Any muscle, instrument, or drug causing dilation of an organ or part.
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EZDilate balloon dilator provides the following benefits to gastroenterologists:
the dogs had no dilator muscle activity), During the apneic episode, he stimulated the dogs' phrenic nerve to trigger diaphragmatic contractions; each contraction caused the dog to inhale.
The findings suggest that sildenafil and other vessel dilators that show a benefit in the lungs could benefit such sickle-cell patients, he says.
If there's not enough light entering your eye--the dilator muscle pulls the pupil open wider, letting in more light.
Patients were randomized to either the 56-French (study group) or the 40-French dilator group (control group) using a flip of a coin.
Patients are given three sizes of dilators and are advised to use dilation therapy for 5 min/day for up to 3 years.
I inserted a teat dilator with center insert into the affected teat.
With the Flexor Parallel, physicians can place just one wire that guides the dilator and acts as a safety wire.
Other research suggests that CRP depresses production of nitric oxide, a vessel dilator.
He inserted an 8-mm dilator in the cervix to maintain cervical patency once the cerclage was tied off, then used the standard 3-mm suprapubic puncture technique for laparoscopy.
The dilator muscle moves away from the pupil like bicycle spokes.